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EVOS Esports Launches COVID-19 Charity Initiatives

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EVOS Esports, the leading esports organisation in Southeast Asia, has launched multiple COVID-19 charity initiatives.

In Indonesia, EVOS Esports organised charity showmatches between their Indonesia and Singapore Mobile Legends: Bang Bang teams; successfully raising close to 100 Million Rupiah which was donated to various charities that are at the front line of the battle with COVID-19.

In Thailand, EVOS Esports’ ROV (Realm of Valor) team together with EVOS Esports professional esports athlete Sandee personally cooked and delivered 3000 boxed meals to the slum areas to help the less fortunate. More than 50,000 masks and surgical gloves were donated to hospitals in Indonesia and Thailand.

“EVOS Esports is committed to supporting the less fortunate during these tough times. Many frontliners are risking their lives to perform their duties while we stay safe at home. We have taken steps to do the little that we can to impact lives positively, and are truly humbled and thankful to the esports and gaming community for their continuous support in our charity initiatives,” Ivan Yeo, co-founder and CEO of EVOS Esports, said.

In Singapore, EVOS Esports’ Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team supported the Play Apart Together SG campaign via showmatches together with other esports organisations, streamers and influencers; organised by Zenway Productions in partnership with the Community Chest Singapore; whereby a total of SGD6,340 was raised and the net proceeds will be donated to the Home Nursing Foundation, Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics, and Community Chest to support the frontline and migrant workers in Singapore.

In Vietnam, EVOS Esports’ League of Legends team together with EVOS Esports professional esports athlete Zeros teamed up with streamers from Box Gaming and supported a local youth village in their “Little Angels” fundraising campaign.

In Malaysia, EVOS Esports’ PUBG Mobile team together with EVOS Esports professional esports athlete Yakuza played online matches with livestreams, encouraging the esports community to support the “Give With Ikhlas” charity initiative; which has raised over RM 1 Million to-date. It is a public digital donation initiative driven by Ikhlas.com, with the cooperation of the Yayasan Amanah Assofwah Almalikiyyah, where the funds will be used to help the community in need.

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Epic Esports Events ranked 15th among the 50 best event companies in the world by Global Eventex Awards

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Tournament organizer Epis Esports Events took the 15th place in the international rating by Global Eventex Awards. Every year, the organizers of the professional award in the field of event management select the top 50 best organizers and agencies: the Eventex index is a list of companies, places in which are determined by the total number of points for awards won at the Global Eventex Awards over three years.

Tournament operator Epic Esports Events and the EPICENTER Major 2019 tournament were awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes at the 10th-anniversary edition of Eventex Awards 2020. EPICENTER organizers won prizes in 5 categories:

  • Gold in the “Russian Event” and “Brand Experience – Leisure” categories;

  • Silver in the “Esports Event” category, second only to The International 2019;

  • Bronze in the “Event Team” and “People’s Choice Agency/Team” categories — in the latter, the decision was made not by the jury, but by open voting, which was attended by 5,300 people from all over the world.

A year earlier, EPICENTER XL won first place in the “Russian Event” category.

A full list of the top 50 event organizers and agencies can be found here: eventex.co/index/

 

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Getty Images To Be Dedicated In-Game esports Photographers for FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships

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Getty Images to serve as the Exclusive Photographic Agency of Gran Turismo’s global lineup of esport events

Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, and Polyphony Digital Inc., creator of the Gran Turismo franchise, have today announced a deal that will see Getty Images’ world-class motorsport specialist photographers capturing stunning in-game photography from Gran Turismo’s online and live World Tour events. Getty Images will serve as the exclusive Photographic Agency of the FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships.

The new service was debuted during the 2019 season. Getty Images used its expertise in photographing live racing to deliver imagery from inside the digital realm of the Gran Turismo game at Gran Turismo World Tour events at the Nürburgring, New YorkSalzburgTokyo and Sydney and last year’s World Finals in Monaco in November 2019.

The 2020 FIA Gran Turismo Championships recommenced on April 25th with the first round of Stage 1 of the online season for both the Nations Cup and Manufacturer Series. The Top 16 Superstars broadcasts feature the best of the racing action from the top competitors in both the Nations Cup and Manufacturer Series.

By harnessing Getty Images’ global distribution, this partnership aims to bridge the gap between two worlds -virtual and real- to showcase the beauty and exhilaration of simulated racing to a wider global audience. As esports and its surrounding ecosystem continues to see exponential growth and with brands and media around the world catering to a growing community of esports fans and players, Getty Images is once again innovating through visual content and leading the way in sport photography.

“This partnership with Polyphony Digital signifies the next phase of sport photography and the true growth that is occurring across the esports landscape,” said Getty Images Global Head of Content Ken Mainardis. “Getty Images has long been at the forefront of innovating through its sport photography and by creating in-game imagery with expert motorsport photographers, Getty Images is staying ahead of the curve to deliver premium esports content to our customers around the world.”

As the exclusive Photographic Agency of the FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships, Getty Images will distribute innovative still imagery. Esports sponsors and suppliers will benefit from the agreed rights and access to Gran Turismo content while ensuring media can continue to access editorial coverage via Getty Images.

 

SOURCE press.gettyimages.com

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Nova Esports Partners with GodLike Esports

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Hong Kong-based Nova Esports has partnered with Indian esports organisation Godlike Esports. The new team will be known as Nova GodLike. Through the deal, Nova GodLike will compete in Tencent’s PUBG Mobile with an Indian roster.

Anthony “AY” Yeung, CEO of Nova Esports, spoke on the reasoning behind the deal in an announcement: “PUBG Mobile is currently trending in the gaming section of India. It has surpassed other games in terms of popularity and revenue and made a place for itself in Indian pop culture. Even people who have not played the game would have seen and heard about it through various social media memes and posts.”

Nova Esports has several goals it hopes to achieve through its new Nova GodLike brand, namely succeeding in global PUBG Mobile competitions, turning its players into public figures, attracting other organisations to the Indian esports market, and creating “high quality content for the community.”

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